Post Fri Nov 13, 2015 2:07 am

1971 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK III

1971 LINCOLN CONTINENTAL MARK III

LOT T149 // ANAHEIM 2015 // NOV 12-14

Fantasy bid, $12,500.00

SOLD: $10,000.00

VIN/Serial 1Y89A846423

This 1971 Lincoln Mark III is a 2-door Hardtop that was purchased new in Norfolk, Nebraska, and then quickly moved to California. The owner was a wealthy and eccentric businessman who decided to build the ultimate sleeper: a luxury getaway car that could be added to his collection, race to his waterfront house in Naples, Florida, or sail and motor to his private island in Puget Sound, Washington. To begin the build the engine was removed, and in its place was fitted an aluminum head cast iron Ford big-block 460 SVO. The steel hood was raised 2 inches and fitted with Cowl Induction to accommodate a high-rise SVO manifold and Holley carburetor. Additional modifications included the fitting of custom headers, remote oil filter and MSD ignition. Once the modifications were completed, the car was driven for a short time and then put into storage. The car was finally sold in 2009 and has been driven a few times between storage periods. The Maroon Metallic Mark III shows 1,676 miles on the odometer and features a white leather with vinyl interior, white vinyl roof, Automatic Speed Control (cruise control), AM radio with stereo 8-track, power windows, power seats, power front disc brakes and Cartier Electric Clock. It also includes original documentation including the window sticker, build sheet, consumer information and owner’s manual.

HIGHLIGHTS

- Believed to be 1,750 miles
- Built as a getaway sleeper hot rod Lincoln
- 1971 460 CI Ford SVO engine
- Modified steel cowl hood
- High rise intake manifold
- Holley carburetor
- Custom headers and dual exhaust
- Remote oil filter
- MSD ignition
- Automatic transmission
- Maroon Metallic paint
- White interior and vinyl top
- Cartier electric clock
- Modifications finished in 1972
- Original build sheet
- Original window sticker
- Original owner's manual
- Consumer information
- California car
- Garage kept

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